Recently I attended a chapel service where the preacher, instead of asking the audience to open their Bibles, told them to turn to a certain passage of Scripture in their mobile devices. Inherent in this statement is the assumption that people today are more prone to leave behind leather-bound versions of Scripture and instead opt for YouVersion or a Bible app on their phone or tablet. While this assumption may become increasingly prevalent, pastors and church members alike should be asking themselves whether or not they lose anything by only reading the Bible on their mobile devices. My contention is that Scripture, bound in a book on actual pages, may be of benefit to us for longterm retention, helping us effectively concentrate and meditate on God’s promises and fight sin.
Bible, electronic devices
Kimble, Jeremy M., "Does Your Bible Beep?" (2015). Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications. 321.